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Water mediated proton hopping empowers proteins

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Abstract

Quantum dynamics simulations are used to test and validate the hypothesis that enhanced electronic activity and energetic efficiency in hydrated proteins are due to water-mediated proton hopping between peptide and peptenol states. Water is thereby an integral part of the electronic structure of a ‘live’ protein prior to denaturation.

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2012, accepted on 23 Oct 2012 and first published on 05 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27155A
Citation: Soft Matter, 2013,9, 643-646
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    Water mediated proton hopping empowers proteins

    D. Porter and F. Vollrath, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 643
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27155A

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